For years, Allison Bloom resisted the quiet voice in her head urging her toward creative pursuits. Although she was drawn to interior design, she felt she should be working at something more meaningful. But after remodeling a Mill Valley bungalow, the woman who majored in biology and environmental studies started to look at the data on how interiors and architecture affect us. The conclusion: Good design is anything but trivial. The findings formed the basis of Bloom’s new career and business, Dehn Bloom Design.